Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD
This authoritative, highly readable book reviews current cognitive-behavioral models of OCD and delineates an innovative approach to assessment and treatment. From leading scientist-practitioner David A. Clark, the book first elaborates on and refines existing theories of obsessions and compulsions, with a focus on the maladaptive appraisals and beliefs underlying different types of symptomatology. Building on this expanded account of obsessional phenomena - and drawing on the latest CBT theory and research - the second half of the book presents a detailed treatment manual. Specific strategies are set forth for identifying client needs, developing a cognitive-behavioral case formulation, implementing a range of carefully planned interventions, and troubleshooting potential difficulties. Illustrated with extensive clinical material, the volume is practical and user-friendly. Invaluable appendices feature over a dozen reproducible rating scales, homework tasks, and client handouts.
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Key Features * Practical: includes case examples, excerpts from sessions, reproducibles, quick-reference tables, and more. * Second half of book is a CBT-based assessment and treatment manual. * Clear, comprehensive synthesis of the OCD literature. * Well-known, highly respected author.
Classroom Use: Serves as a text in graduate-level courses and residency programs.
Contents: I. THE NATURE OF OCD. 1. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Diagnostic Enigma. 2. Phenomenology of Obsessions and Compulsions. II. COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THEORY AND RESEARCH. 3. Behavioral Perspectives. 4. Neuropsychology and Information Processing in OCD. 5. Cognitive Appraisals Theories of OCD. 6. Thought Suppression and Obsessions. 7. Cognitive Control: A New Model of Obsessions. III. COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY. 8. Cognitive Behavioral Assessment. 9. Getting Started: Basic Elements and Rationale. 10. Cognitive Restructuring and Generating Alternatives. 11. Behavioral Interventions. 12. Modifying Secondary Appraisals of Control. 13. Empirical Status and Future Directions.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM 'This very readable and wonderfully detailed volume provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the phenomenology of OCD, as well as the theoretical and research basis for understanding this complicated condition....[Treatment] strategies are clearly presented with numerous examples and helpful tables, handouts, and therapy forms.... Overall, this is a truly excellent handbook that should be on the shelves of practicing clinicians, academic instructors, and advanced graduate students interested in the psychopathology and treatment of OCD.' --- Gail Steketee, PhD, Boston University School of Social Work
'This book fills an important gap in the treatment literature. The coverage is detailed and thorough, providing a good balance of theory, research, and step-by-step clinical suggestions. Clark's expertise and experience, both as a scientist and a clinician, are evident in this extremely well-written work.' --- Martin M. Antony, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, and Anxiety Treatment and Research Center, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
'Clark has written a cohesive, comprehensive book that is scholarly yet at the same time contains much of value for the clinician. Provided is a much-needed, theoretically and empirically guided CBT treatment manual for obsessional disorders. Highly recommended!' --- Paul M.G. Emmelkamp, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
By David A Clark